Award Nomination Form

The William C. Strickland Award honors one assistant professor in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who has made significant contribution to the intellectual life of the University. It is awarded to a faculty member demonstrating, while at ASU, the highest standards of excellence in research, scholarship, and contributions to his/her academic field. All untenured faculty having completed at least two full academic years in the tenure-track rank in CAS are eligible.

This award honors the tenured faculty member in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who has made outstanding scholarly contributions throughout his/her career. All tenured faculty (including emerita) with at least two full years of employment in CAS are eligible. Nominees must have assumed a standard teaching and service load for the majority of their career. 

This award honors one non-tenure track (NTT) faculty member in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who has demonstrated outstanding teaching as exhibited by a knowledge of and enthusiasm for the subject matter and an exceptional concern for student success. The recipient should also demonstrate an active interest in departmental and university issues. All current NTT faculty (teaching between 3 and 18 hours per year) who have taught in CAS for at least three consecutive semesters are eligible. 

The Jimmy Smith Outstanding Service Award honors the faculty member who has demonstrated meaningful and significant service to the College, the University, and/or the faculty member’s profession. All full-time faculty (including emerita) with at least five full academic years of employment in CAS are eligible.

In 1988, The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) instituted the Academy of Outstanding Teachers and the Outstanding Teacher of the Year Award to recognize excellence in teaching. All full-time, retired and emeriti faculty who have taught in CAS for at least two full years are eligible. Persons nominated may have been an instructor in a lecture class or seminar at any level, a lab instructor or director of independent study, or an academic advisor or mentor. 

The Outstanding Staff Award honors one staff member in The College of Arts and Sciences (CAS) who has demonstrated concern for the well-being of students and faculty, enthusiasm for their service, exemplary work, and regularly surpassing job expectations. Current full-time SPA and EPA Non-Faculty employees in CAS who have worked at Appalachian State University for at least one full year are eligible

In the section below, describe why the nominee is deserving of this award. Nominations should describe the accomplishments of the nominee while at ASU, summarizing early-career indicators of research excellence and promise for the future. 

In the section below, describe why the nominee is deserving of this award. Be sure to note accomplishments that demonstrate scholarly excellence in the discipline over the nominee’s career. In particular, refer to the impact of the nominee’s contributions to his/her academic field and/or the community of scholars at ASU. 

In the section below, describe why the nominee is deserving of this award.

In the section below, describe why the nominee is deserving of this award. Nominations should describe any meaningful and significant effects of the nominee’s service to his/her profession, the College, and the University over multiple years including examples of demonstrated leadership and initiative.

In the section below, describe why the nominee is deserving of this award. Nominations should describe how the nominee has displayed the following:

  • Ability to impart knowledge, inquisitiveness, and the desire for continued learning
  • Competence and command of the subject matter
  • Concern for students' intellectual growth and personal development
  • Enthusiasm for the subject matter and for teaching it

Please describe why the nominee is deserving of this award. Be sure to address the nominee’s concern for the well-being of students and faculty, enthusiasm for his/her service, exemplary work, and evidence of regularly surpassing job expectations.